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2015 Events in Pittsford

Town of Pittsford sponsored events:

Paddle and Pour Art & Music Festival

Saturday, May 23 – Noon to 9:00 PM – Waterside on Schoen Place
We've reimagined our first festival of the season with NEW ACTIVITIES, a NEW DATE and a NEW LOCATION! Enjoy live music all day and tastes from local wineries and craft breweries. Browse the work of regional artists and learn about Pittsford history. Experience great food from local eateries and visit unique canalside shops. And be sure to catch the exciting competition of the 19th Annual Pittsford Regatta. Admission is free; food and drink are available for purchase. For more information please visit

Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 25 – 10:00 AM
Traditional patriotic parade through the village center honoring our veterans and those serving in the armed services, featuring a variety of marching bands and community groups; memorial service held after the parade at Pittsford Cemetery to honor the fallen.

Pittsford Triathlon


Sunday, June 7 – 7:00 AM
A true test of endurance featuring biking and running through Pittsford and a swim in the Pittsford Mendon High School pool. Click HERE for registration information.

Summer Concert Series - Carpenter Park at Port of Pittsford

Friday, June 12 through August 14 – 6:30 PM
Free annual concert series along the canal in Carpenter Park at the Port of Pittsford Park on Friday evenings, featuring a variety of musical styles throughout the season; open to the public. Port of Pittsford Park includes a new band pavilion and improved amenities for boaters – potable water, electrical hookups and additional dock space.

Summer Concert Series band schedule:

June 12 @ 6:30 PM – Gap Mangione Big Band (Big Band)
June 19 @ 6:30 PM – John Bolger Band (Blues)
June 26 @ 6:30 PM – Eastman Faculty Jazz Quintet (Jazz)
July 10 @ 6:30 PM – Eastside Swingtet (Swing, Big Band)
July 17 @ 6:30 PM – That Party Band/PYS Duck Drop
Rubber ducks in the canal raise funds for Pittsford Youth Services!
July 24 @ 6:30 PM – Panloco (Steel Drum Band)
July 31 @ 6:30 PM – Willy O' Riley Band (Jazz, Blues)
August 7 @ 6:30 PM – Frank’s Rat Pack (Rat Pack Cover)
August 14 @ 6:30 PM – Pittsford Fire Department Band (Pops)

Concerts for Kids – Carpenter Park at Port of Pittsford

Wednesday, July 8 & August 5 – 6:30 PM
Free concerts along the canal in Carpenter Park at the Port of Pittsford Park on two Wednesday evenings, featuring great interactive music and fun for the whole family; open to the public. Port of Pittsford Park is located at 22 North Main Street in Pittsford.

Concerts for Kids schedule:

July 8 @ 6:30 PM – Dady Brothers (traditional Irish & Folk)
August 5 @ 6:30 PM – Mike Kornrich (Kid-friendly Rock & Blues)

Pittsford Food Truck and Music Fest

Saturday, September 12 – Noon – 9:00 PM – Fireworks @ 9:00 PM
The town’s last big event of the season featuring delicious food from a variety of regional food trucks and local eateries and great music all day, plus carnival rides and plenty of games and activities. Held on Main Street, from the Four Corners (Monroe/State streets) to Locust Street; fireworks over the canal. Admission is free and food is available for purchase; open to the public.

Family Outdoor Movies

Thursday, July 30 – August 27 – Dark at Thornell Farm Park
Giant outdoor movie screen, popcorn, beverages, treats and more on Thursday evenings at Thornell Farm Park.
July 30 @ Dark at Thornell Farm Park, How To Train Your Dragon 2
August 13 @ Dark at Thornell Farm Park, Big Hero 6
August 27 @ Dark at Thornell Farm Park, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Family Halloween Fest

Sunday, October 25 – 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM – St. John Fisher College
A free family friendly Halloween party with trick-or-treating, games, activities, prizes, music and more.

Pittsford Rotary event:

Kids’ Trout Fishing Derby

Saturday, May 16 – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Annual fishing derby with trophies awarded in various age groups; registration required. Also features fish hatchery tours and complimentary refreshments.

American Legion Rayson-Miller Post 899 event:

Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 11 – 11:00 AM
This annual ceremony honoring all those in our armed services who serve, or have served, our country takes place on Veterans Day at the Veterans Monument in Carpenter Park at the Port of Pittsford, 22 North Main Street. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend this moving tribute, which includes a presentation of colors, the placement of wreaths, a rifle salute and the playing of Taps. A reception, also open to the public, follows at the American Legion Post, 21 North Main Street.

Pittsford Chamber of Commerce event:

Candlelight Night

Tuesday, December 1 – 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Village of Pittsford
An annual holiday celebration in the Village of Pittsford featuring live music, carolers, horse-drawn wagon rides, visits with Santa, treats with Mrs. Claus, and the lighting of Village Christmas trees. Many merchants offer holiday treats and special sale items as well.

Candlelight Crawl

Tuesday, December 1 – 7:15 PM – Midnight
Toast the season with a "spirited" stroll through your favorite pubs! Event begins 7:15pm at Label 7. Purchase a $5 wristband for discounts at any festive location. All wristband sales benefit the Pittsford Food Cupboard. For more info please click HERE.

More info at or contact:

Shelley O’Brien
Communications Director
Town of Pittsford  
Town of Pittsford Recreation Department
(585) 248-6280 or (585) 248-6229